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. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal. but the fbi does not currently believe that any of it came from petraeus. and so far, no charges have been filed against her. she has gone into hiding with her husband and sons, age 4 and 6. for his part, petraeus has reached out to old friends, who say he is devastated. >> what's the first thing he said? >> he apologized. he said that he felt he let the team down. and that he obviously wanted to, to make it, to pull his family together and to try to recover from this. >> reporter: a long way from 2007, in iraq when he talked about the burdens of being the man then considered the nation's most trusted general. >> the job is so consuming, it is something that takes every waking minute of every day. >> reporter: either way, those duties took him away from his wife and family for the majority of the last decade. i'm martha raddatz in washington. >>> there are new questions this morning about the fbi agent who first took that initial complaint from jill kelly. we have learned the agent was barred from tak
of a way for an investigation to ensue. >> steve: the way the f.b.i. is depicting it, they discovered 20,000 to 30,000 page e-mail. they describe it as potentially inappropriate but declined to comment. there is a commander allen but declined to comment on the nature of the relationship with kelly in the yellow dress and the general with all of the stars and bars. >> brian: what the heck is this about? she was a social liason and by the way, i didn't know we needed one. 20,000 to 30,000. i could not write 20,000. >> i e-mail you. you respond with one word. >> brian: i don't think. got to get dressed >> chris: kelly, even though it is the other woman paula broadwell who had the relationship, that is kelly right there. it was paula broadwell who had the relationship with general petraeus. why would she hire a lawyer and judy smith who is an expert at crisis management. we know. and they out about the 20,000 to 30,000 e-mail about to become public. >> brian: we know that general petraeus is a brilliant military mind and general allen was doing a good job in afghanistan and going to be eleva
in washington. >>> there are new questions this morning about the fbi agent who first took that initial complaint from jill kelly. we have learned the agent was barred from taking part in the case over the summer due to concerns he had become personally involved. he reached out to a member of congress when he thought the e-mail investigation was not moving quickly enough. >> could this get any messier? wow. >> thinking, yes. >>> defense secretary leon panetta made his comments about petraeus' decision to resign as the nation's top spot. according to panetta -- i think he took the right step and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all the challenges that face youen that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. >>> yeah, secretary of defense, leon panetta and the president agreed, general john allen was up for a promotion. going to become the united states european command and supreme allied commander. that nomination is going to be delayed again. general john allen denies any wrongdoing with jill kelly, the e-mails, 20,000 to 30,000 dating back t
of an f.b.i. the f.b.i. was investigating a broader case unrelated to this. and in the course of that investigation, broadwell name came up. the f.b.i. followed that lead in doing so. petraeus's name came up. the f.b.i. for some reason was concerned that perhaps petraeus was some sort of victim and perhaps blac blackmailing scheme. then a security breach may have been involved and that led to this. it seems like it's starting to un. the fact that f.b.i. involved is significant. >> we have seen resignation of a public figure with intimate knowledge of what happened in benghazi. we are seeing that this is not putting a lid on the situation. in fact, we're seeing it intensify. even step up to another level because if he testify on the hill. he could voluntarily go to the hill. he could be subpoenas. if he goes to any circumstances, he may lawyer up under the circumstances. >> bret: we'll continue to follow every aspect of this. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> bret: now to the fiscal cliff. just 53 days away. both president obama and house speaker john boehner are advocating comp
to cheating on his wife of 38 years, more on the fbi investigation that exposed the allege ad fair with his biographer -- alled affair with his biographer. >> the fiscal cliff countdown, president obama warns congress act or else the united states will see tax hikes, job losses, even a double dip recession. >> new information about a teenager accused of beating and robbing an elderly woman, what helped police track him down and what he told detectives after his arrest. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm will thomas. >>> we begin with david petraeus stepping down in disgrace. >> fox news has learned the cia director resigned after an fbi investigation revealed the retired four star general was having an fair with his biographer. fox 5's maureen umeh has the story. >> paula broadwell wrote general petraeus' biography. initially the fbi thought petraeus may have been a victim but so far there's been no evidence to back up that concern. cia director general david petraeus step down after 14 months on the job offering president obama his resignation on thursday. it was accept
-mails. she asks a friend at the fbi to help launch an investigation. the e-mails it is eventually discovered are being sent by broadwell. the fbi also discovers that broadwell and petraeus have been having an affair. meanwhile, the fbi agent who kelley approached gross frustrated after he's kept off the case. his supervisors reportedly are concerned that he has, quote, grown obsessed with the matter. it's also uncovered that he has sent shirtless photos of himself to kelley. that agent contacts republican congressman david reichert to air his frustrations. reichert then passes the information on to house majority leader eric cantor who speaks with the fbi whistle-blower in late october. it turns out that another major military figure, general john allen, the commander of u.s. and nato troops in afghanistan and petraeus' successor in that position, has been having an e-mail relationship with jill kelley. the fbi uncovers somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents that contain, quote, potentially inappropriate communication between allen and kelley. one senior u.s. defense official
the david petraeus scandal and the fbi's investigation. we're covering all the angles of his first news conference since the election. and israel retaliates for rocket attacks with deadly strikes and extremist targets. now hamas is warning that the gates of hell have been opened. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> eight days after his re-election, president obama faced reporters in the midst of an unfolding scandal and with a potential economic crisis holding over his head. but he only got riled up when he responded to republican criticism of his united nations ambassador susan rice. more on that coming up. standby. but first, the president's careful responses about the investigation of this former cia chief david petraeus and on negotiations to avoid what's called the fiscal cliff. our white house correspondent jessica yellin was over at the east strip of the white house. you had a chance to speak to the president and ask him about that looming fiscal cliff. >> reporter: hi, wolf. that's right, i did. i asked the president why anyone should believe that he won't cave
. it started when jill kelly, a friend of general petraeus, contacted the fbi about threatening emails she said she received from another woman. that woman was paula broadwell who wrote petraeus's biography. she said she used to jog with the general while he was leading the war in afghanistan. they got to know each other. the fbi checked petraeus's e-mail accounts and said they had not been compromised. petraeus was interviewed by the fbi, but it is unclear if broadwell has been questioned. i want to bring in joel kelly, her husband released this statement earlier today. this is the statement. it says, "we and our family have been friends with general petraeus and his family for over five years. we respect his and his family's privacy and want the same for us and our three children." we are also now learning that paula broadwell revealed information regarding the investigation of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, li a libya. a video of her speaking in denver has now surface odd youtube. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this, about the the cia annex had taken a couple of libyan mili
. but there is some things that are absolutely stunning, that this happened on 9/11, and the fbi at some point was sent in to investigate. and then on october 26, 6 weeks later, foreign policy magazine went to the consulate, went to the cia annex. they found a draft of two letters. and letters that they have no idea thisf they were ever, ever sent anywhere. but a draft of two letters that the fbi never picked up when they were there. and two draft, talk about this fact that that day, they saw some member of the bolivian police force across the street in the upstairs, taking pictures inside the compound and they were worried and concerned. why that evidence was not seized by the fbi, i don't know. another thing that happened, david ignatius of the washington post, met with the cia. the cia gave them a timeline as to what happened. this is what is new for me. number 1, it appears that the last two who were killed were not killed until about 5:00 hirt in the morning, which fwaifs another hour for the -- which gives another hour for the united states to take military action. but secondly, let me r
resigned last week after admitting to an affair and the fbi is investigating if classified information on ben ghazi was given to his mistress, paula broadwell, will? >> so far, fitz, the president is not convinced there was a national security breach, right? >> reporter: that is what he said yesterday, however, as the president also pointed out today, the fbi has not yet concluded this investigation and there are questions as to how this information came into paula broadwell's possession. >> fair enough. tom fitzgerald, thank you for the update. >>> the senate armed services committee is holding a confirmation hear for example president obama's choice for the top commander in afghanistan. general joseph dunford is speaking to the committee, including mccain and lieberman. the many topic, focusing on getting troops out of afghanistan. general dunford believes it can happen in 2014, but senator mccain challenged dunford's credibility. >> that is interesting to me, a guy taking over the command has not been included in those conversations. >> sir, i think i have an understanding of the fr
petraeus and about when the f.b.i. first uncover evidence of it. good evening. i'm geoffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight we get the latest on the time line as we know it and the implications for the intelligence agecy. >> brown: then gay rights add voaks won their first victory at the ballot box last week. ray suarez examines the significance of voters in three states approving same-sex marriage. of >> when they see us on their front doorstep >> ifill: special correspondent john tulenko tells the story of teachers coming to the rescue of families in storm-ravaged new jersey. knocking and they realize it's us and we're here to see if they're okay, their faces lit up. >> brown: and we have three reports about veterans, beginning with a pro publica investigation into lost or destroyed combat records. >> ifill: then we talk with a veteran who has written about how we choose to remember those who serve. >> brown: and we close with a conversation with first-time author and iraq war veteran kevin powers about his novel, "the yellow birds." that's all ahead on tonigh
.s. forces in afghanistan, general john allen, is now under investigation. the fbi looking into thousands of, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails exchanged with the woman who sparked the probe into cia director david petraeus. where will this all lead? >>> costly. one of nascar's most famous drivers, jeff gordon, hit with a hefty fine for his role in this nasty post-race fight. >>> and we've got that one thing. just look at the crowd on our plaza this morning. thousands upon thousands of fans still pouring in for one direction today, tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. even the audio guy is excited this morning about our concert on the plaza. just wants to say it three times. we've got one direction here. it is huge, and we do mean huge. >> and just want to say i'm matt lauer, and you're right. huge. we're not going to qualify. our executive producer just called up and talked to us and said that this is without a doubt the largest crowd we have ever had for a
wrapped up in who knows what this thing is all about. on top of that, the fbi has been peeking around the home of david petraeus' mistress. it's getting pretty interesting, folks. we'll have all the details coming up in this half hour, including the news that has broken overnight. good morning once again. i'm rob nelson. we'll have the breaking aspects of that story and also what the fbi is saying about how it wept about, its early investigation in the case. lots of details to get to. >>> they were at paula broadwell's house last night. she reportedly is being completely cooperative. handing over laptops, any sort of information. she just wants to get this behind her. >>> a good samaritan who paid a very heavy price for coming to the rescue. his life-changing decision and its consequence. >>> then let's lighten it up a limitle bit, shall we. ""the skinny,"" we told you about the now-single justin bieber. who is the pretty lady you now see with him? two words from that story -- victoria's secret. yeah. >> not a secret anymore. >> stay tuned for that. the life of young celebrities. must
an affair. suzanne kelly has the latest. >> hi, erin, well, a u.s. official confirms to cnn that the fbi investigated a tip that he was involved in an extramarital affair, paula broadwell. she spent a year with petraeus in afghanistan for the book he wrote. cnn has not been able to reach broadwell for a comment and it's not clear whether she is the woman whom petraeus had the affair. the counterintelligence unit investigated d the tip to see i there was a security risk. they said tl not suggestion that the fbi was investigating for wrong doing. the concern was that he could be in a vulnerable spot. >> and is there any information that you have in terms of this information that the fbi had as to whether this woman that you mentioned, paula broadwell, we'll talk more about her, that she would have accessed his information with his approval or unbeknownest to him? >> i know the two kept in touch. i've worked with paula professionally as well. i've reached out to her several times today and haven't gotten a response, but we know they continue to talk frequently. >> all right. thank you very
. >>> lawmakers have pointed questions about the fbi's investigation into general petraeus' extramarital affair. they want to know why they weren't told, and they want to know if national security was breached. peter king talked to candy crowley today. >> it seems that this has been going on for several months and now appears that the fbi did not realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> petraeus resigned from the post as cia director friday and mitt head had an affair. and then sources said that the affair was with whiz biographer paula broadwell. more on that in a few moments. >>> bipartisan agreement appears to be in the work. charles schumer and lindsey graham says that their path including a tough love to citizenship. they teamed up in 2010, and that plan went nowhere, but the republicans may have fresh motivation after election losses last week. >>> death toll from superstorm sandy has climbed to 113 with two more deaths reported in new york. two weeks after the storm crashed through the northeast, residents in new york and new jersey are cl
if national security was breached. peter king talked with candy crowley. >> they're saying the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> petraeus resigned from his post friday and admitted he had an affair. sources say the affair was with his biographer paula broadwell. >>> immigration reform appears to be in the works. charles schumer and lindsey graham say their plan involves a tough love path to citizenship. that plan went nowhere when they teamed up. there may be fresh motivation after election losses. >>> the death toll from sandy climbed to at least 113 with two more deaths reported in new york. two weeks after it crashed through residents in new york and new jersey are still cle clearing debris from their homes. the path rail system into manhattan will resume 5:00 a.m. >>> serious divergent rebel groups are formally united after the pressure from u.s. and arab nations. opposition leaders met in qatar and agreed to call their new group the national collisialiti forces of the syrian revolution. it's considered a final step
squarely toward jill kelly who may play a part in bringing down petraeus, allen and now an f.b.i. agent she knew. >> you know the real problem? jill kelley getting that investigation started in the first place. that is outrageous. i'll tell you why when we come back. later, the elbow of the day gop an gop crime. who's the republican that's going after his whole party? we'll explain. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] satirist, & actor, but first & foremost i'm a new dad. we at current tv are very aware of recent studies suggesting that poor diet during the first 1,000 days of human life can cause irreparable harm to our brains and our bodies. that's why "current" has partnered with "1,000 days" to help spread the word & combat a problem that ultimately effects all of us. to see how you can help go to current dot com. brought to you by basf. the chemical company. >> cenk: the controversy settling on that general petraeus has gotten broader and broader and more drama to it. now there's a second woman and f.b.i. agent and short list and second general. >> the widening scandal has turned its focus toward jill
the fbi investigation into a complaint that his biographer, paul of /+;a ////pua broadwell send harassing e- mails to a woman. according to a u.s. official it was that probe that relieved an affair between the two of them. director of national intelligence james clapper learned of the investigation in a phone call from the fbi on election night. the white house is according to senior intelligence official but it's unclear when the fbi probe began. >> the fbi director had the obligation to tell the president or the national security council at the earliest state so it seems to be going on for several months, and yet know it appears that they're seeing the fbi did not realize until election day that he was involved. it does not add up. >> among other questions, how why were key lawmakers told sooner. the house and senate intelligence committees poured informed until friday. >> are you going to investigate why the fbi did not notify you before? >> yes, absolutely. i mean, this is something they, that could have had an effect on national-security. i think we should have been told. >> not ever
on panetta ordered the investigation of general john allen. fbi found inappropriate communication between allen and jill kelly. pentagon would not disclose what they say. now kelly is the woman who received the threatening e-mails from general david petraeus's mistress. the mistress also being investigated. fbi wants to determine whether paula broadwell is in possession of any sensitive information. investigators searched her home in florida this evening and theory moving documents and video. confiscated several bi bins of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have come from another commander. broadwell has agreed to cooperate fully with the fbi. now the fbi found out about the affair from jill kelly. here she is leaving her home in north carolina today. she contacted the fbi because pull a broadwell warned her to stay away from general petraeus threatening e-mails.
to the center of this story who called the fbi to investigate her e-mail traffic and started this investigation, now tangled up in politics and secrets and intrigue. >>> power struggle. more than two weeks after sandy. people still in the dark. fed up and fighting back. and a whole new movement comes to the rescue. >>> plus, could the new black friday be thanksgiving day? the retailers have announced they're starting the christmas shopping season as early as turkey day this year. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening, a growing scandal that has already resulted in the resignation of the cia director has tonight already grown so vast and so complicated, it deserves diagramming as we begin tonight's coverage of it. this begins with retired four-star u.s. army general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated, best known general of the modern era. he resigned on friday, admitting to an affair. he was immediately linked to paula broadwell, like petraeus, she went to west point, an academic and a veteran who wrote a biography of petraeus. we know about the affair because of jill kelley, she a
. >>> and as the widening scandal spreads to general allen, fbi agents swoop down on the home of the biographer who had the affair with petraeus. >>> and wanted man. police on the hunt for software pioneer, john mcafee. >>> and brace for landing. the jet that ran out of runway and careened straight toward a busy highway. a camera capturing this very close call. >>> good tuesday morning. we have a lot to sort through. a new bombshell in the growing scandal surrounding david petraeus, the man who replaced him as the top commander in afghanistan is now under investigation by the pentagon. >> general john allen is said to have sent thousands of inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. she is the florida woman whose complaints to the fbi eventually led to petraeus' resignation. in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal, the pentagon says that the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen, is under investigation, for sending allegedly improper e-mails to jill kelly. kelly is the florida woman who triggered the investigation and ultimately forced petraeus to resign. the pentagon is reviewing between
to the fbi with a series of harassing e-mails, they were trailed back to paula broadwell who saw kelly as a rival. reports 20,000 e-mails between kelly and john allen. they have been handed over to the pentagon where they are being analyzed. i interviewed general petraeus and general alan several times. paula broadwell joined me for a conversation early this year. joining me from washington d.c., davidic nake a column else for "the washington post" and martha raddatz a senior affairs correspondent with abc news. two cbs colleagues, norah o'donnell my cohost and john miller correspondent at cbs news who is frequently with me on cbs this morning. i'm please to do have all of them here. we'll be joined by norah and john in just a moment. martha tell me about general petraeus. do you know him. what is it about this story that surprises you most? >> well, i have known general petraeus and covered him in war zones for about a decade and what surprised me most is he seems like a man who is so disciplined and so careful about his image and about his reputation that it was jaw dropping to me w
. the fbi is investigating possibly flirtatious e-mails between him and a florida socialite jill kelley. >> i continue to believe that general allen is one of our best military leaders. continue to have confidence in the ability to lead the war in afghanistan as well as to serve in the post for which he's now been nominated. >> reporter: from thailand defense secretary panetta echoed the sentiment. >> i have tremendous confidence in general allen. certainly, his ability and his leadership and i don't think anybody ought to jump to any conclusions as to where any of this will lead. >> reporter: panetta wants it to lead to a review of military ethics training. panetta refused to talk about e-mails between allen and kelley that came to light after kelley went to the fbi after getting threatening messages that made her think someone was stalking her and her friend cia director petraeus. kelley reached out to 47-year-old fbi agent fred humphries whose lawyer tells abc news he launched the investigation and went to congress when he thought there was a cover-up. >> if we hadn't had avoid who b
in afghanistan. he can't move on until he's cleared of wrongdoing in a broader sex scandal. the fbi is investigating possibly flirtatious e-mails between him and a florida socialite jill kelley. >> i continue to believe that general allen is one of our best military leaders. continue to have confidence in the ability to lead the war in afghanistan as well as to serve in the post for which he's now been nominated. >> reporter: from thailand defense secretary panetta echoed the sentiment. >> i have tremendous confidence in general allen. certainly, his ability and his leadership and i don't think anybody ought to jump to any conclusions as to where any of this will lead. >> reporter: panetta wants it to lead to a review of military ethics training. panetta refused to talk about e-mails between allen and kelley that came to light after kelley went to the fbi after getting threatening messages that made her think someone was stalking her and her friend cia director petraeus. kelley reached out to 47-year-old fbi agent fred humphries whose lawyer tells abc news he launched the investigat
that the fbi investigation that throwed general petraeus' resignation began with complaints about his biographer. a senior law enforcement official tells nbc news the investigation began when a woman told the fbi she was being harassed in e-mails. the official says, the fbi traced those e-mails back to petraeus biographer paula broadwell and found explicit e-mails from broadwell to petraeus. as brian mooar explains, investigators do not believe the former fbi director broke the law. >> reporter: david petraeus has washington asking how and why? the woman suddenly in the spotlight, author paula broadwell isn't saying. back in january she was promoting her book of the general. >> absolutely loves the agency, and the i think it's a great place for him. >> reporter: while the west point graduate and army reserve officer had close access to the cia director. federal agents investigating whether she had access to e-mails or his computer. >> the fbi's investigation took place on computers there did not necessarily -- was not necessarily focused on him. information by accident. >> reporter: l
set off the initial fbi investigation into paula broadwell. now e-mailses that multiple law enforcements tell abc were traced back to biographer paula broadwell. in yet another twist in this case, the fbi conducted a consensual search of broadwell's home last night. >>> meanwhile, an internal fbi inquiry has been launched into the agent who started the investigation and who tipped off republican members of congress about it, a senior government official telling nbc news, the agent sent shirtless photos to jill kelley prior to the investigation. now, as the inquiries into allen and petraeus move forward, congress is reconvening on capitol hill about the original fbi investigation. >> the elements on in some ways of a hollywood movie, once this investigation, whenever david petraeus's name came up, they had an only giggs to tell the president. >> the defense secretary leon panetta telling reporters that congressional intelligence leaders should have been notified and much sooner. >> i believe that there's a responsibility to make sure that the intelligence committees are infor
people are saying nothing is quite as absurd as the pandora's box opened by the fbi investigation into subsequent resignation of retired four star general david petraeus and it may have claimed another high-ranking military official, commander of the forces in afghanistan, john allen. florida socialite jill kelley complained about harassing e-mails and contacted a friend at the fbi. the account was found to have belonged to paula broadwell. she was given access to david petraeus. locate the was evidence of an affair between petraeus and miss broadwell. the information was leak and petraeus resigned. as more information trickled out, the story got crazier. the harassing e-mails revealed to be not so threatening. the investigation moved forward because of kel little's friendship with the fbi agent she contacted to complain about the e-mails. a friendship that involved the agent's sharing photo of himself. these photos caused the agent to be remove and launched an investigation into his own actions. then this mornin
receiving from paula broadwell. the "wall street journal" saying the fbi agent who initiated the investigation at kelli's request is under scrutiny. the agent has not been identified but allegedly sent kelley shirtless photos of himself. started with a complaint about harassing e-mails. he here's what we know about the woman who made that complaint, jill kelley, married to a cancer surgery, she has three daughters, lived in tampa, well-known among washington social circles. they have been friends with general patreaus and his family for five years. friends describe kelley as an innocent victim about e-mails accuse kelley of flirting with patreaus. how does this impact the careers of the two generals but also implications as well in defense secretary leon panetta has asked that general john allen's nomination to be supreme commander put on hold. for patreaus, panetta asked whether any kags that his affair started when he was still in active duty. >> we obviously are going to watch this closely to determine just exactly you know when that took place. but i think right now my vi
world headquarters in atlanta this is "early start weekend." >> there's something missing. the fbi does not as a matter of routine look into the affairs of cia officers. >> has taken down a four-star general. but daved petraeus' resignation may be the tip of a bigger secret. >>> the new majority. the women's choice. battling over voting rights. tuesday morning taught new lessons and we'll put what we learned in focus. >> they should be held accountable over their. >> who is to blame for the loss of power that has now gone on for nearly two weeks? >>> it is saturday, november 10th, good morning, everyone.um >> i'm victor blackwell. >> we start with the shocking revelation from general david petraeus. he resigned from his post citing an extra marital affair but a hard pill for the president to swallow. >> i was told that general petraeus submitted this letter of resignation yesterday and that obama agonized over this for the last 24 hours. did not want to sign it, did not want to accept it but petraeus urged him. >> he got the letter a day ago and the president didn't want to accept it? >
-mails that he exchanged with the tampa temptress, jill kelly. she started the fbi investigation of petraeus in the first place. why are the military generals acting so much like politicians? well, we'll talk about that and all kinds of other issues but first, we get the latest. today's current news update, lisa ferguson's got it out in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. as bill mentioned this petraeus story seems to be getting more complex by the minute. we'll give you more information here because we are continuing to learn more about this whole scandal involving now former c.i.a. director david petraeus and his extramarital affair with the author of his biography paula broadwell. another american is now getting caught up in the whole thing and that is the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. turns out the pentagon is now investigating him as well for sending inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. now, if you remember from yesterday, kelly is the same woman who sparked this whol
. ♪ host: good morning, welcome to "washington journal." the fbi investigation that led to the resignation of general david petraeus has expanded to general john allen. the impact of all this on the intelligence community and national security will be part of several hearings on capitol hill later this week. lawmakers return to washington today amid a shake-up of the president obama national security team, facing the looming issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. that is where we want to begin today this morning. president obama will meet later on with labor leaders who are insisting that the president not compromise on cuts to medicare and social security. what is your take on this? avoiding this -- avoiding the fiscal cliff? host: remember, you can send us a clear message, post your comments on facebook, or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. courtesy of the newseum, washington, front page of that newspaper and many of the newspapers this morning, including "the washington post," liberal groups prepare for an entitlement fight. this is what zachary goldfarb rights. -- writes. host: ther
of the cia. >> and, suzanne, we don't know how long the fbi was investigating, do we know if the obama administration knew about this before the election? >> no, but wouldn't we all love to know the answer to that. that really is a burning question. just days after the election, something like this comes out. clearly something like this had been going on for a while. it wasn't -- you know, it's not likely that a couple of days after the election, general petraeus had a crisis of conscience and decided this is the time now for me to come clean on everything. which also makes you wonder, did other people know about this? was there the possibility they could have used this against him or to black mail him in any way? that would have spoken directly to his ability to protect secrets as well. lots of unanswered questions. more will be coming out in the coming days. >> the other questions, did the administration, if they knew about it decide not to let this be announced before the i election because they didn't want to do anything that would impact the election? does that raise security conc
. a shirtless fbi agent and another general and the media can't get enough. >> one of the officials describes the i'm as sexually explicit. >> apparently 20 to 30,000 pages of e-mails with jill kelley who set the fw bi on paula broad well. >> petraeus affair. >> biographer and mistress paula broadwell. >> schenn an begans. >> very explicit e-mails. >> friend employ, perhaps flirtatio flirtatious. >> is this story serious or just salacious. s that there been too much reckless speculation and has it overshadowed popp's agenda or the investigation of the investigation in ia reese role with benghazi. >> the consecutive executive steps down. can he jump-start a paper that's been through tough times? aisle ask him. a i'm howard kufrts and this is "reliable sources." >>> it is for the media the perfect storm when the combined sex, scandal, war, spying, and gossip, not to mention an fbi investigation and secret e-mails. the coverage of the petraeus scandal has been relentless, sometimes breathless, a tabloid tale in which the facts are often murky. >> the extramarital affair, we're told, was with one
war. >>> the f.b.i. now reports four men in california are under arrest now charged with conspiring to kill americans. and one of the suspects reportedly once served in the united states air force. but will this f.b.i. operation hold up in court? a live report is next. plus another record day on wall street, except today it's for what could be the largest insider trading bust ever in the history of the market. it's a busy news night from the journalist of fox news on a tuesday fox report ut that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we stilneed your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >> shep: he served in the air force, a u.s. citizen plot to go join al-qaeda and to the taliban to kill americans overseas. he's one of four men
bureau and had nothing to do with the investigation. he followed fbi protocol and did not have part of the case. that is from the attorney who said he is representing frederick. the agent who received the complaint from jill kelley that complaint within several months lead to the resignation of david petreaus. resignation of the cia director david petraeus and on that note, here is piers morgan tonight. >>> starting with breaking news tonight, you are looking at capitol hill where david petraeus is to testify in front of the senate committee. meanwhile, we are learning more about the agent who was the first to be identified to have started this. he said that the infamous shirtless picture he sent to her was a joke and several years ago. and now we will listen to what the president has to say about the argument over susan rice. >> if senator graham and senator mccain want to go after somebody, they should go after me, and i'm happy to have that discussion, but for them to gof a u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and simply making a prez sentation information she had
about the fbi investigation that ended the cia career of retired general david petraeus. senior members of the house and senate intelligence committees say they should have been told sooner about a possible security breach. danielle lee is on capitol hill now with the latest on the story that is still evolving. danielle? >> reporter: good evening, doreen. the fbi says no laws were broken, but some lawmakers say the affair put david petraeus in a compromised position. and that they say could have threatened national security. lawmakers are criticizing the fbi for initially keeping secret an investigation that led to the downfall of former cia director david petraeus. >> to have swop out there in such a sensitive position that the fbi thought could have been compromised or under the scope of an fbi investigation, who may or may not have been having an afarp at the time, that had to have been brought to the president or the security council. >> reporter: they say the investigation started out months ago with the potential case of cyber harassment. jill kelley, a friend of petraeus,
. who tipped off the fbi, and how all of this is connected to former cia director general david petraeus. >>> first, an unwelcome change for sure. bad enough the rain is coming down right now, but temperatures are falling too. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here now with the forecast. tom? >> blame is on the cold front. it blew through at 1:00 a.m. as it came through, gusts of wind around 30, 35 miles an hour. wet leaves on sidewalks and roads this morning. watch out for that. it is slippery. here comes the front. going back in time the last 12 hours, and it is now passed east of us. still have rain falling. moderate rain in montgomery, howard, frederick, washington counties in maryland. that's going to pass off to the north and east of the metro area. light to moderate rain off and on for another couple of hours, at least through midmorning. it is below freezing ter the rain has stopped. western maryland, much of west virginia. locally, closer to washington from the shenandoah valley east to the bay, we're generally low to mid-40s. you need a winter coat and an umbrella. by 7:00
at the fbi and the justice department were notified in late summer that fbi agents had uncovered the affair that led to petraeus' downfall. it all started in early june when a florida woman named jill kelley pictures here with her husband, petraeus, and his wife, alerted agents to e-mails she described as e-mails. they told kelley, a petraeus family friend, to stop socializing with generals. those anonymous e-mails led investigators to paula broadwell and evidence of the affair. now some lawmakers are asking why the fbi didn't inform them or the white house sooner. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. this is something that could have had an effect on national skur security. i think we should have been told. >> it seems this was going on for several months, and yet now it appear that is they're saying that the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> adding to the headache and the controversy, petraeus was set to testify at a closed door hearing on the benghazi attack on thursday. with acting director mic
, washington is none too happy about being left out of the loop as the fbi investigates the general petraeus sex scandal. >> it's rather shocking to find out candidly that we weren't briefed. >> it would have been nice to know before we saw it on tv. >> the president was certainly surprised when he was informed about the situation regarding general petraeus on thursday. >> meanwhile, the top general in afghanistan allegedly caught red-handed exchanging flirtatious e-mails of his own with jill kelley. plus the debut of my new cnn colleague, the culinary superstar who will dine on anything, anthony bowurdane is here. joining me is barbara starr and intelligence correspondent, suzanne kelly. welcome back to you both. every night i say right off the top, can any of us get our heads round this and how much more ridiculous can it get, and lo and behold, it gets more ridiculous. barbara starr, let's try and get to what we believe to be the facts behind all the kind of lurid, titillating headlines. a second general today, petraeus' successor in afghanistan, general john allen, a marine corps four st
as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> later on today deputy fbi director sean joyce is going to be an capitol hill explaining to committees why they weren't informed about the investigation into cia director general petraeus when it started. general petraeus has supposed to testify tomorrow about the september 11th terrorist attack on the attack against the consulate in libya, but that's been put on hold. lindsey graham said the truth will never come out about that night if petraeus keeps quiet forever. >> you can't get to the bottom of benghazi without him testifying. i want to hear from gen. petraeus what he knew before, during and after the attack and there's no substitute for his testimony, in my view. >> paula broadwell emerged from her brother's northwest washington home yesterday. and in a strange bits, the twist with the other strange details, mrs. broadwell's north carolina driver's license was found by a jogger in rock creek park monday and authorities say they have no idea how long it had been there. >> thank you very much. i see one of the tabloids here i
not notified. members are furious. there were not told about the fbi investigation until the day he resigned. was notident himself told until the day after the election. >> it seems it had been going on months and now they e saying the fbi did not thatze until election day was involved.us it just does not add up. >> are you going to investigate fbi did not notify you before? absolutely. could have an effect on national security. we should have been told. >> national security was never compromised. to testify onet thursday. the deputy director will now be testifying instead. theff peak fares all day on metro. delays carrying over on the line between east falls church and clarendon. add 45 minutes to the travel time. hard to ask for a better november weekends. first off, let's just enjoy today. shall we? one is sunshine all day long. some of the clouds movelready starting to into the area. by the time we drive home, mostly cloudy. 67 at reagan national. 66 in dallas. 64 in culpeper. -- 66 in dulles. clouds will be thickening. delays this evening because clouds and rain. keep that in mind. arri
mistress and a harassment claim investigated by the fbi. richard, the woman at the center of thisthat is right. she is david petraeus's biographer. she is a 40-year-old army officer with a husband and two children who spent more than a year interviewing him for her book. broadwell was sending harassing e-mail's to petraeus's associates including another woman. >> the fbi was investigating her -- his biographer. >> it ended up being difficult for both of us. >> it began after one or more complaints from petraeus's associates. abc news says in the course of their investigation they discovered e-mail. >> it is a tragedy for the nation, a tragedy for the organization, a tragedy for the petraeus family. >> the fbi was initially concerned that security had been breached. but petraeus and broadwell were simply having an affair, irresponsible behavior in the view of some subordinates. >> if they found out you were having an affair, they could use that against you. >> sometimes it is sad what people do in their careers and what they do in their lives because of those things. >> sources tell ab
. senator feinstein says she plans to investigate why the fbi kept relevant lawmakers in the dark and plained that the fbi wasn't looking for lusty emails between a four-star general and his biographer, they were trying, instead, to find out why broadwell was harassing another woman, whose identity is unknown. >> the worry is yes and yes. we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. the way i found out, i came back to washington thursday night. friday morning, the staff director told me, there were a number of calls from press about this. i called david petraeus. >> director petraeus resigned less than a week before he was scheduled to testify before congress about the cia's response to the deadly 9/11 raid on the american consulate in benghazi. at this point, he is not expected to appear anymore. although, the vice chairman of the senate committee says petraeus might not keep quiet forever. >> he's a very capable dupe morel, mike morel, is going to be testifying next thursday. that's fine because he certainly was there when -- when all of decisions were made, rela
. the fbi says no. >> fine. the big thing for me is i would rather this not impede any of the discussion on actual issues so if getting him out of there meant that the president didn't have to answer lots and lots of questions about what he knew and why is he still there that's fine. you know why i feel bad about it nobody is talking about petraeus' wife. she suffered in silence and either knew or is now incredibly humiliated by the whole thing. >> bill: an outstanding lady. she works for -- >> financial -- the financial consumer protection bureau. >> bill: yeah, right. >> you know, fine. let's get on where -- there are other people who can do petraeus's job and let's just move on to the fiscal cliff, for example. let's stop the country from going into a recession. >> bill: i won't debate it with everybody. that's what people are talking about today. >> fox is probably leading with that instead of the fiscal cliff. >> bill: they did. >> of course they did. >> bill: i also want to point out that peopl
demand answers about the timing of this fbi investigation. >>> compromise on capitol hill? some republicans are saying it is time to make a deal to keep the government away from the fiscal cliff. >>> a new report says a pilot shortage could cripple the airline industry. captain sully sullenberger says he's not buying it. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> this is something that could have had an affect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> lawmakers demand answers as the petraeus scandal widens. >> the fbi discovered the affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell, while investigating harassing e-mails broadwell sent to another woman. >> the private g-mail account that apparently paula broadwell had access to i think raises real security questions. >> if general petraeus was gearing up to testify concerning the deadly attacks on our u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if petraeus doesn't testify. >>> members of cong
to president obama, and now it turns out, it was the f.b.i. that discovered the relationship was with his biographer. homeland security correspondent bob orr is standing by in washington tonight. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. well, david petraeus is one of america's most decorated and reveered generals. as head of the c.i.a., he was in charge of the nation's most sensitive operations, but the ridgedly disciplined p/e was hiding his own dark secret. sources say c.i.a. director david petraeus was never the target of an f.b.i. investigation but when his name surfaced in another probe, agents became concerned that petraeus, or his e-mail accounts, may have been compromised. it all began a few months ago when a female acquaintance of the c.i.a. director received a series of harassing e-mails which apparently referenced petraeus. the woman, who sources say is not a government official, notified the f.b.i. federal agents quickly traced those e-mails back to petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell. a further investigation then revealed evidence of an extra marital affair, inclu
. >> a developing story late tonight a new twist this the petraeus affair. the fbi shows up at the home of his mistress and another top general. >> flu, fever, and autism. >> and a big honor for motors. find out who is calling its new model car of the year. >> and good evening. at cold night coming our way but not quite as cold as the last few nights. we will let you know when rain returns coming up. [ female announcer ] welcome, one and all, to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor. a feeding frenzy, to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever your craving. spend $25, and get a frozen safeway turkey for 59 cents a pound. or spend $25, and a frozen butterball turkey, just 99 cents a pound. so raise your glass, pull up a chair, grab a plate. this tastier thanksgiving is well worth the wait. safeway. ingredients for life. >> developing news tonight in a sex scandal that forced david petraeus to resign. we just learned there is another investigation ordered into another general connected to the affair. the top american co
john allen, is connected to jill kelley. details ahead. >>> plus a late night search by the fbi of paula broadwell's home in charlotte. all of this as we face incredibly wide swinging weather patterns that seem to defy anything we've seen before. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. there are stunning new details in the scandal that brought down cia chief general david petraeus. the news comes just days before four-star general john allen was to appear at a confirmation hearing for a new role, overseeing our military throughout europe. that nomination is now on hold at the order of the president. nbc's tracie potts is live on capitol hill this morning. tracie. >> reporter: good morning everyone. lawmakers here want some answers and they may get them from the cia and fbi. they have a closed-door briefing on all this coming up tomorrow, a scandal that now involves two decorated generals. >> reporter: kelley is a woman she claimed she felt harassed by anonymous
, you would be wrong. yes, there is word this morning of a shirtless fbi agent. before we get into that, let's talk about the serious implications of the sordid scandal. federal investigators search broadwell's home last night and carried out boxes and boxes of stuff, including a computer. tom fuentes is former fbi assistant director. morning, tom. >> morning, carol. >> as you watch all of this unfold, i want to get your thoughts on it. >> it appears that the fbi has received new information that there may be classified material or something either in documents or on her computers at the residen residence. she gave permission, so it was a consensual search. they went ahead and conducted that search last night and remo removed some material, which will be examined at the office in more detail. if i could add, if it had been really serious usually the fbi, if they were trying to be extra cautious, would go ahead and get a warrant even if permission is given for a consensual search. it really -- the fact that it was consensual, we don't know what exactly information they received to prompt
threatening you. we don't know what happened there. that may have been what caused the fbi to be contacted by jill kelley. i'm purely speculating there. but that's where the fbi became involved and interested in the e-mail exchanges between jill kelley and general john allen. in his opinion, innocuous entirely, but that seems to be the spark that dragged him into this particular investigation. again, this senior official saying, no sexual relationship between these two people at all. >> all right. nick payton walsh for us, obviously this is having effects around the world, getting information, trickles of information pouring in from around the world. nick, appreciate your reporting, thank you. >>> let's go down to the pentagon for more on general allen's communication with jill kelley. barbara starr is there. we're hearing about tens of thousands of documents handed over to investigators, just how much contact really did kelley have with the top commander in afghanistan because the numbers sound just unbelievable, 10,000 documents. >> don't they? it sounds staggering. it might actually be
. >> the fbi agent who helped jill kelley is unmasked as we learn more about his investigation that revealed david petraeus' affair. >> is it to eliminate all traffic accidents? we'll show you the brand new technology that the government wants in every car in the country. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they got a problem. >> president obama fires back at republican critics. >> the controversy over susan rice calling the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi spontaneous has reached a boiling point. after republicans threaten to block her possible nomination for secretary of state. >> the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody they should go after me. >> david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya.
. general john allen is being investigated by the fbi for alleged inappropriate communication with the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. investigators uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communication, mostly e-mails between allen and jill kelley. kelley is the longtime friend of the petraeus family who complained about being harassed by the woman petraeus had an affair with. a senior administration official denies allen committed any wrongdoing and expects to return to duty as commander in afghanistan as the investigation continues. this morning general allen is in washington, d.c., preparing for his senate confirmation hearing. aides close to allen say he didn't find out about all this in the investigation until tonight and the general will still appear his meetings scheduled on the hill today. >>> and on the same topic this morning, the fbi will not say what it found at the home of the woman in the center of the david petraeus scandal. agents searched paula broadwell's home last night. they left with what appeared to be documents and paperwork. broadwell co-authored petraeus' b
, was uncovered during and fbi investigation into harassing e-mails. a family friend contacted the fbi about those anonymous threatening e-mails which the fbi then traced to broadwell. lawmaker believe the investigation went on for several months and they are asking why they weren't informed earlier. according to the "washington post," petraeus had visited benghazi to find out what happened in the attack. now, with his sudden resignation, his deputy director will testify instead. >> we have a national security failure along in the making. i do want see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> broadwell is married and has two sons. she first met the general in 2006 and traveled to afghanistan in 2010 to begin writing the book. senator dianne feinstein said she doesn't believe there is a link between the resignation and his scheduled testimony. there will be meeting with congressional intelligence leaders wednesday to discuss the affair and the fbi investigation. >> thank you. >>> the man accused of being
themmis complicated: involving the fbi, cia, ppntagon, the white houseeand congress. "i am puzzled by much of what has occurred in to an affair with broadwell, which amm to light when the fbi investigated what one u-s official has described ass "jealous" emails broadwell sent to elley. now, general allen is under investigation for allegedly sending to kelley email messages one defense official escrrbed as "flirtatiius." defense officials say authorities are pages of documents. "it - really makes yoo wonderrhow he it, and the motivation to do o - that from afar." the news about allen--which the national security council spooesman says president obama learned about the same day petraeus resigned-- has put allen's nominntion to be nato's supreme allied commander on hold..allen denies any wrongdoing and &premains on duty in afghanistan. "the presidentt has great confidence ii the military, great coofidence in the commander, and will continue to have that confidence." a defenss official tells cnn there's a defense department ty" the investigation into allennis connected to the
, the possibility of the fiscal cliff? let's start with the sex. [laughter] cia director resigns after the fbi uncovers e-mails showing that general david petraeus had an extramarital affair with his biographer, paula broadwell, a married mother of two. talk about unlimited access. the general was up on capitol hill talking about the benghazi hearings as we were recording this program, so we don't know what he said yet. >> we are safer because of the work that gave petraeus has main hope right now is that he and his family are able to move on and this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> extraordinary career. david petraeus is a highly decorated four-star army general with a ph.d. from princeton university. roger, you have been around for awhile. how does a smart guy like that get into a mess like this? >> i think you said it, let's get to the sex. he is america's spymaster, aside from all the other degrees and all that. he is running the cia. but he decides to conduct an affair through a gmail account, because, gosh, nobody can get access to
24 hours to think about it, and there was a lot involved. i think absent the fbi investigation which we are told by law enforcement officials are unlikely to lead to any criminal charges. it is an issue that has to be investigated because there's schur communications involved and there are classification rules. absent that investigation i'm not sure whether he could have soldiered through -- a pun i probably should not make -- and not have to resign. perhaps the president would not have accepted the resignation. dianne feinstein said today that she wished the president had not accepted the resignation. she very strongly believed that he was a key and essential piece of the national security community, and of this administration. i'm not sure whether the personal transgression although there's a code of honor and he felt strongly that he had frankly, screwed up, and that he had to pay the consequences, and after 24 hours, and clearly consulting his colleagues, other people in the national security community, don't know who else, the president agreed and accepted it on the phone in a c
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